Check out the list after the cut for what I saw this year—in theaters, on DVD, and on Netflix.
When Spider-Man Homecoming was originally announced, a lot of people were surprised that the superhero would be rebooted again so soon after The Amazing Spider-Man movies. Spider-Man is one of my favorite characters, so I was excited regardless. Now that I saw Homecoming, there’s a lot to love about the movie.
My list is after the cut. (Spoilers, of course.)
Check out the list after the cut for what I saw this year—in theaters, on DVD, or on Netflix.
I have to start by saying Back to the Future is my favorite movie, ever, and I never get tired of watching the trilogy. It’s the kind of thing where I have the movies on DVD but if one of them is playing on TV, I will forget about what I was going to do that day and watch it on TV, commercials and all.
I know there are problems with the plot — things that don’t make sense or aren’t explained — but I don’t like the Back to the Future trilogy because it’s perfect. I like it because those movies are fun to watch.
Keeping that in mind, I realized something that makes all of Back to the Future Part II unnecessary.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle created a classic trio of characters with his Sherlock stories: hero, sidekick, and villain. For example: Sherlock, Dr. Watson, and Moriarty.
I took a look at other stories to see how closely they fit Conan Doyle’s setup. These aren’t in any particular order and this certainly isn’t an exhaustive list — just off the top of my head.
|Sherlock||Sherlock||Dr. John Watson||Moriarty|
|Harry Potter||Harry||Ron, Hermione||Voldemort|
|Superman||Superman||Jimmy Olsen||Lex Luthor|
|Doctor Who||The Doctor||[companion]||The Master|
|Teen Wolf||Scott McCall||[his pack]||[multiple]|
|Haven||Audrey||Nathan, Duke||the Troubles|
|Back to the Future||Marty||Doc Brown||Biff|
|Dresden Files||Harry||Murphy, [multiple]||[multiple]|
|Matilda||Matilda||(none)||her parents, Trunchbull|
|The Sandlot||Benny||Smalls||the Beast|
|Star Wars (original triology)||Luke||Han, Leia||Darth Vader|